A successful prosecution has been brought for breach of PVR in the UK. The sentence includes a suspended prison term (for those not familiar with UK law, this means that the defendant can walk home from court but, should they offend again, they won’t go back to court – they’ll go straight to prison!). Fines and costs totalled GBP 90,000.

Full details can be found here.

This should act as a warning to anyone who thinks that the consequences of ignoring PVR are trivial. Breaching intellectual property rights could cost you not just money, but your livelihood and potentially your freedom. If you believe you have royalties to declare, contact us now before we contact you!

 

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